Drillroid | Decks and Ruling

This page notes details of Drillroid (EARTH/Machine/Effect Monster) : decks, tips, effect and rulings. Learn and enjoy playing Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links!
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Monster TypeMachine
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeTrigger Effect
Related to ArchetypesVehicroid
Fusion Material forSuper Vehicroid - Stealth Union / Super Vehicroid Jumbo Drill


Before damage calculation, if this card attacks a Defense Position monster: Destroy that monster.

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  • Destroys through card effect, preventing effects that activate when destroyed by battle.
  • You won't take damage if you use its effects since the monster is destroyed before damage calculation.


  • Average attack and defense.
  • Effect is only useful if your opponent has defense position monsters.
  • Does not get around flip effects.


  • Effect would also work when attacking face-down monsters because they are flipped face-up first before the effect activates.
  • If a defense position monster’s effect activates when it is destroyed as a result of battle, you can attack it with Drillroid to destroy it with a card effect instead so that it’s effect does not activate.
  • Can be used to destroy defense position monsters that cannot be destroyed by battle.

Change Battle Position

Use cards that can change your opponent’s monsters to defense position making them vulnerable to Drillroid’s effect. These cards could also be used as protection during your opponent’s battle phase.

To defense

There are numerous ways to switch your opponent's monster to defense position, and many are easy to obtain cards outside of buying packs like Enemy Controller. This makes Drillroid a versatile card that can be put in many different decks since cards to switch to defense like Windstorm and Enemy Controller are common in most decks.

Some of the machine support cards are incredibly useful, making him fit well with a full machine type deck.

  • Pulse Mines switches all monsters your opponent controls to defense, as well any other monsters they might summon in the turn. This is really good since you can activate it when your opponent targets it with cards like Sergeant Electro, or Storm and it will still work on monsters they would summon.
  • Rare Metalmorph will let you negate a spell card that targets your monster, and also increases your attack. This is commonly used to negate Enemy Controller since most deck has 1 or more copies of it in the deck.
  • Gravity Blaster is to negate monster effects, including flip effects, and increase attack. It's a good support card to have for a machine deck.
  • Sergeant Electro locks your opponent's backrow so you can safely attack.




Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesDestroys your opponent's Defense Position Monster Cards


First the flip effect happens and only then DrillRoid's effect activates.
One of the best Roids
<< Anonymous(Tom)
Anonymous Reply
if not the best
Anti Cipher Soldier, Sylvan Mushroom, snowman, and plenty of other deadly flip effect cards.
<< Anonymous(Nakk)
Anonymous Reply
Read the full article. Again. Slowly. Carefully.
Do you people even realize that the sylvan mushroom flip effect still actives if you attack with this card?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No It destroy a monster before flipped face-up
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No, the opposing face-down monster is flipped face-up first, THEN Drillroid's effect is applied.

That's the official ruling.

Since the opposing monster is flipped face-up first, any effect the opposing monster has when flipped face-up, will activate, and form a chain, with the opposing monster's effect at CL2 and thus resolves first.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Drillroid's effect is applied during the tiny window after the opposing monster is flipped face-up, but before damage calculation.

That's why this thing is NOT a Komushroomo counter lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
All you need than is Gravity Blaster... Problem solved.
Anti-Gaymushroom Unit Move Out!! GO GO GO!!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Isn't that the whole point of drillroid not to flip the mushroom and destroy it before the effect can be triggered
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No, Drillroid flips the opponent's monster up first.

It's the official ruling for it and it is also what happens in DL, I've personally tested it.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
And is also just how those kinds of effects work in general. If it destroyed them without flipping them face-up, it would say it destroyed them at the start of the Damage Step (which is the only part of the Damage Step before they're face-up). There are cards like Sasuke Samurai and the Mystic Swordsman monsters if you are actually after that kind of effect.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
it after damage step and flip but before calculation.

unlike example
The Six Samurai - Irou
This card like digimon
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
yeah, I'm very sure this card's design is inspired by Drimogemon.
It will be soo uesful aginst Slvan
<< Anonymous(Hhhhhhh)
Valencia Reply
Maybe this is why Syrus is coming before Zane? To help people get rid of that mushroom? Lol
Nah Konami won't release it, it would be too good in DL right now and we can't have that
Bye-bye Sylvan

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